London Borough of Barnet

Planning a street party this summer?

Published Thursday 12 April 2012

With celebrations due to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June, residents in more than 50 streets across the borough have already pledged to host a street party.

As with the Royal Wedding last April, which saw 54 street parties take place, the council is using its Pledgebank website to help co-ordinate party plans.

The aim is to make it as easy as possible for residents by minimising the paperwork, covering the cost of public liability insurance and providing advice on road closures.

So far residents in 56 streets have started pledges to host their own celebrations on or around Jubilee weekend (2 June to 5 June)

The weekend also coincides with the annual Big Lunch celebrations on Sunday 3 June.

Residents visiting the Pledgebank website will also have the opportunity to start a pledge to organise an Olympics street party during the Games later this year.

The first ten Olympics street parties to sign up will receive Olympic bunting packs. 

To start a pledge, residents can visit pledgebank.barnet.gov.uk to register their street and request an application form to let the council know what they are planning.

They can also sign up to an existing pledge if their neighbours have already started one. 

If three or more households join a pledge the council will arrange insurance and provide further information and advice.   

Residents wishing to organise a Diamond Jubilee street party should set up a pledge by 15 May.

Contact Press Officer: Mike Langton